Travel Photography

I have never been super comfortable taking toy photos out in public, especially when I travel.  I have done so from time to time, but normally when I felt I could do it and escape notice.   Its not that I am ashamed of taking photos of toys, I just dislike …

Fake it until you make it

We’ve all heard the phrase “fake it until you make it”. It’s a very useful skill and one I’ve been using for a while now. But what if you don’t know what “make it” means to you? If you haven’t defined success, how will you know if your achieve it? …

The JJ Abrams Effect

As a photographer I’ve always been seeking a kind of cinematic style that’s hard to describe. I just want my photos to have that “movie look” to them. Over the years I’ve come close but never felt like I really figured out the formula. Until now.

Sunrise is for suckers

If you’re an outdoor photographer like me, you use the sun as your primary light source. And the quality of that light can make or break your photo. Traditionally the two best times to photograph outdoors is sunrise and sunset; otherwise know as The Golden Hour. I’m here to tell …

#bc_reboot

Have you heard the news? Brickcentral has a permanent moderator team led by @fourbrickstall! This is great news and assures this important feature site has a long and healthy future. Now that the ‘new’ site has been officially launched they’re getting down to the business of inspiring toy photographers to …

2018 Yearbook

It’s finally here…The Toy Photographers Yearbook 2018! We created this book to showcase all of the amazing photographers who participated on the blog in 2018. Each page showcases one of the many talented folks who make up our community, plus a few words about what toy photography means to them. …

The Role of Muses

Recently I’ve been pondering the role a muse plays in my artistic journey. This started when Dinoczar tagged me on an instagram post that quoted a letter Nick Cave had written to MTV. In this letter Nick graciously declined his nomination for Best Male Artist that year in fear of …

Toy Photography Jazz

Earlier this month, Shelly wrote about singing the toy photography blues as she steps out of her comfort zone. I truly feel fo her when it comes to leaving photography sessions with more frustration than photos. Yet I couldn’t help but notice that despite having a few similar things on …